With the U.S. devastated by the coronavirus pandemic this year — and now some destructive protests punctuated with fires, looting, shootings, and vandalism, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Safest States in America,.

June is also National Safety Month.

In 2020, though, by far the biggest safety concern on Americans’ minds is the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed around 100,000 Americans and infected nearly 1.7 million as of late-May. To put that in perspective, last year 38,000 people died in car crashes and there were around 15,200 gun-related deaths (non-suicide), according to Adam McCann a financial writer for WalletHub,

Though tragedy can strike in any state, especially during this pandemic, some states are more vulnerable to danger than others.

In order to determine the most secure and safest states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 53 key metrics. The data set ranges from the state’s coronavirus support to assaults per capita and the unemployment rate.

Safety in California (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)

  • 24th – WalletHub “States Offering the Most Coronavirus Support” Score
  • 25th – Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
  • 33rd – Assaults per Capita
  • 20th – Loss Amounts from Climate Disasters per Capita
  • 28th – Job Security
  • 4th – Fatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
  • 18th – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
  • 10th – Law-Enforcement Employees per Capita
  • 6th – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 25th – Sex Offenders per Capita
  • 25th – Share of Uninsured Population

To find out which are the safest states, watch the video:

For the full report, please click here.

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